Navigation Links
CVS Samaritan Van Program Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Motorists on the Nation's Highways
Date:2/6/2008

- The program, sponsored by CVS/pharmacy, provides free roadside assistance

in 9 major markets -

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have ever been stuck on the side of the road with a flat tire, a dead battery, or other vehicular emergency, you are probably familiar with the feeling of relief that comes when help arrives. For the last 30 years, the CVS Samaritan Van program has provided that help and relief to more than a million drivers in need of roadside assistance.

CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark, launched its CVS Samaritan Van program in Rhode Island 30 years ago on February 6, 1978, the same day that the "Blizzard of '78" struck the Northeast. The single vehicle and its driver immediately began to provide assistance to motorists who became stranded by the sudden storm.

Thirty years later, a fleet of CVS Samaritan Vans, patrolling highways around nine major U.S. cities, have traveled more than 10 million "help miles" and assisted more than a million people. The distinctive white vans with the red "CVS/Samaritan" logo have become a familiar site to commuters in Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Providence, and Washington, D.C.

"By working in cooperation with local transportation departments, metro traffic centers, law enforcement and other emergency responders, our highly trained CVS Samaritan Van drivers provide welcome roadside assistance and support," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at CVS Caremark. "By helping to keep people safe on our nation's highways, the CVS Samaritan Van program is part of our company's Vision to strive to improve the quality of human life."

CVS Samaritan Van drivers, who are ASE-certified in motor vehicle repair and are also licensed EMTs, are capable of making numerous on-site repairs, administering medical help, or using their com
'/>"/>

SOURCE CVS/pharmacy
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. American Stock Exchange LLC to Delist Securities of Samaritan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
2. Training Magazine Applauds Aflacs Employee Learning Programs
3. Jacobs Receives Contract from Catholic Healthcare West to Assist Sequoia Hospital Expansion Program
4. Will This President Never Learn? Another Budget -- Another Increase to Ineffective Abstinence-Only Programs
5. FY2009 Budget Increases International Development Funding but Does Little for Domestic Nutrition Programs
6. Linda Ellerbee to Present Keynote at URACs Best Practices in Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards Program
7. MedStar Health Unveils Rx for Success Program at Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy
8. Amira Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline Enter Global Agreement for FLAP Inhibitor Program
9. MGMA Hires 90octane for Online Lead Generation Program
10. Independence Blue Cross Offers New Free Fitness Program to Medicare Members
11. Perrigo Company Authorizes Continuation of Share Repurchase Program and Announces Quarterly Dividend
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... that sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are ... air pressure, wind direction and precipitation. Findings published in ... the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), indicate that the ... wind speed or wind gusts, but was not clinically ... (WHO) nearly everyone experiences low back pain at some ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ... received an $8 million grant from the National Cancer ... therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a ... itself in the lining of the lungs and is ... will fund a clinical trial and additional studies looking ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... heretofore hidden ways that cells are regulated, scientists at ... cancer cells more likely to metastasize. , What,s more, ... by blocking two other proteins that are normally linked ... processes could have unexpected ties. , The study, ... Nature , points to the possibility of new cancer ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... paint a relatively optimistic picture of women,s chances of ... to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. ... of size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, ... "locally advanced" tumors, suggesting that they are a relatively ... advanced breast cancers of this and other types account ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that ... are also depressed have difficulty sticking to a ... true for women, and screening and brief treatment ... treatment. The study and its findings are published ... , Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a common ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Low back pain? Don't blame the weather 2Health News:Penn mesothelioma program receives $8 million NCI grant 2Health News:Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize 2Health News:Protein pushes breast cancer cells to metastasize 3Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 2Health News:Fox Chase researchers recommend updating the staging criteria for breast cancer diagnoses 3Health News:Miriam Hospital study examines effect of depressed mood on pulmonary rehab completion 2
... Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) --,Concentrating on music can provide ... significant anxiety, according to a new study. Researchers ... the effectiveness of music as a pain reliever on ... a melody so they could identify the tones that ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- ... crushing depression and crippling anxiety to powerful delusions and hallucinations ... the imagined. And if that weren,t enough, they also ... world perceives their inner struggle. Stigma associated with ...
... 29 (HealthDay News) -- In some cases, memory loss among ... research suggests. Such strokes, which may not cause any ... and are found in roughly 25 percent of older adults, ... study of memory loss in the elderly is that it ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28 (HealthDay News) -- ... lengthen progression-free survival by about four months for women with ... Avastin (bevacizumab) will make a difference in overall survival. One ... a difference in overall survival between two treatment groups. ...
... West Orange, NJ. December 28, 2011. The 2011 revision ... Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) was published in the November ... Medicine . The accompanying reference article by Steven Kirshblum ... Both are available for free download via http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/scm ...
... 2011) Treating ovarian cancer with the drug bevacizumab ("Avastin") ... results of an international clinical trial co-led by Drs. Amit ... and Timothy Perren, St James,s Institute of Oncology, Leeds, UK. ... England Journal of Medicine, report that the drug halted ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade 2Health News:Even Today, the Stigma of Mental Illness Won't Fade 3Health News:'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study 2Health News:Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies 2Health News:Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies 3Health News:Avastin May Help Some With Ovarian Cancer: Studies 4Health News:JSCM publishes revised International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury 2Health News:Ovarian cancer study proves drug delays disease progression, may improve survival 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ECTE ... CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring ... Executive Chairman and Interim CEO of Echo Therapeutics, will ... Equity Conference. Mr. Doman will make ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  According to Millennium ... technology market intelligence, the United States ... (TEO) device markets will expand moderately through 2022, ... segments. In particular, increasing interest in drug-eluting beads ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 2US and European Transcatheter Embolization and Occlusion Device Market to Surpass $1.6 Billion by 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... have a direct thermal print surface ... HF-I transponder. When processed through a ... other graphics may be printed at ... programmed to the RFID transponder. Please ...
... The Radianse single-use active-RFID ... and convenience of medical consumables ... of Radianse reusable active-RFID tags. ... patient's ID wrist band, fit ...
... Techno THERM RFID labels are carefully ... materials and RFID antennas. SATO Techno ... and manufactured to ensure optimum performance ... SATO printer / encoders are available ...
PDC Smart® Wrist Tag provides read/write and data storage capabilities....
Medicine Products: